Guiding your family toward college admission
Applying to college can be exciting – and exhausting and stressful – for students and parents alike. If you have a rising 10th-, 11th- or 12th-grade student in your family, we want to help you learn about the college selection and application process – both at Duke and at other colleges you may want to consider. We've gathered distinguished faculty and presenters to share their expertise exclusively with our alumni families.
We'll help you learn the best ways to prepare for college, how to decide what college is right for you, and how to maximize your chance of admission. You'll learn about the importance of essays and get tips for making yours great. We'll discuss standardized tests and other credentials colleges consider. And we'll help you learn how to estimate the cost of and pay for higher education.
This is a good time for you and your child to start thinking about your child’s college opportunities. The Alumni Admissions Forum will help you kick off the undergraduate admissions process. We offer this conference as a service to Duke alumni and their children. We know you’ll find it useful, regardless of your student’s intention to apply to Duke. Participation in the forum will not affect or influence a student’s application to Duke.
Friday, June 23, will be a full day of admissions information. In the morning, three college counselors will provide their insight and expertise on the college admissions process. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to evaluate three applications and decide which student will be admitted, waitlisted or denied.
If you think Duke might be one of your child’s college choices, then we offer some optional events on Thursday, June 22, that might enhance your Duke visit. Join us early for an admissions information session, student panel, financial aid presentation, and tour. We’ll finish the day with comments by the dean of the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Christoph Guttentag with a reception to mix and mingle with other alumni families and Duke staff.
If you can’t join us on Thursday, please visit admissions.duke.edu to attend an information session and tour on Saturday, June 24, or to determine when an Admissions Officer might be in your area.
Cost of this event is $150 per family. Optional box lunch is available on Friday, June 23, for $12 per selection.
Event and Cancellation Policy
Please notify Charlotte Timberlake, 919.684.2984, of your cancellation.
A full refund will be provided for cancellations made prior to June 1, 2017.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017
Duke University Bryan Center (June 22nd & 23rd)125 Science DriveDurham, North Carolina 27710USA919-684-2984
Parking information will be available in the coming weeks.
If you have limited mobility and require assistance, please contact Employment and Visitor Accommodations at least one week before your arrival.